Imagine this: someone kidnaps your family. You're terrified. You watch watch your husband be beaten. Your family is split apart. Your children are sold into slavery. Your husband is sold into slavery. You are sold into slavery. People fight to free you, but your slave masters fight, too, claiming it is their right to keep you, a human being, in captivity because you're making them money. Thank God, your slave masters lose and you are freed, but now, you get to look at monuments of the people who fought to keep you in captivity, and nobody cares because your skin is brown, and it's "history." You realize slavery wasn't that long ago? You realize there are thousands of people who can't trace their family tree beyond a sales receipt? Fuck those racist monuments. People have every right to be pissed and shame on our country for allowing them to be built.